Myanmar is a country nestled between India and Thailand. It's full of rich culture and Asian history. If you and your fiance are planning an upcoming honeymoon to Yangon, a visual treasure of a city, then you're both in for a real treat. As the largest city in Myanmar, Yangon has many areas that you'll likely want to capture and record through video or photography. From high-rise golden gilded pagodas to one-of-a-kind colorful street market crafts, photo opportunities are plentiful. Here are some not-to-miss places to discover as you plan out your adventure to the Orient.
Capturing the elevating architecture of some of the most beautiful pagodas in the world is easy to do in Yangon. The Shwedagon is a pagoda that rises high above the city. The towering gold-plated structure climbs over 324 feet high above the ground. This revered shrine is estimated to be over 2,600 years old and is dotted throughout with real jewels, including diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Because of its sheer size and illuminating qualities, the Shwedagon Pagoda is the perfect backdrop for you and yours to snap a photograph to remember the occasion.
Inya Lake in Yangon is one of the largest lakes in Yangon, and it's also considered by many to be the most romantic. This body of water and its surrounding landscape is the perfect backdrop for photos and an afternoon picnic or a stroll in the evening. Visiting Inya Lake Park, next to Yangon University, offers more photo opportunities, including the pagoda-lit skyline of the city at night. To get around the area quicker, you may want to inquire about a cycling Myanmar tour, if you prefer to explore on a bike.
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda
A true sight to see in the city is the giant Buddha inside the Nga-htat-gyi Buddha Temple. You'll make your way through a long covered walkway through outdoor gardens that are full of Asian architecture and design. The property offers great photo opportunities for couples around every turn. Inside you'll see the giant sitting Buddha that reaches above 45.5 feet tall and 46 feet wide. This stunning masterpiece is riddled with tedious golden filigree and gemstone designs.
Floating atop Kandawgyi Lake is the Karaweik Hall. It's a large pagoda-shaped structure with two gigantic golden mythical creatures creating a unique design at the front. It contains a variety of local artisan boutiques and restaurants. While the food may be tasty inside, the real treat is seeing it from a distance on Kandawgyi Lake within the Kandawgyi Nature Park. At night, the structure is lit up to highlight the golden architecture that reflects beautifully on the water. This location offers endless photo opportunities to have your picture taken in front of a beautiful, eye-catching background.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Myanmar. Make your honeymoon memorable by taking pictures along the way to reflect on for years to come.